Token Girl is a lively three-piece ensemble based out of Oakland. Starting in 2016, bandleader Liss Leigh stepped out of her longtime role as a rhythm musician in the pursuit of creative truth through music. Token Girl cooks with a blended recipe of sounds: one part Fleetwood Mac, one part Esperanza Spalding, and a pinch of Paul McCartney. Spirited with passionate original tunes, practiced musicians, and undeniable stage chemistry, Token Girl performs music that leaves audiences feeling revitalized and fuzzy. They could play a five-year-old’s birthday party just as easily as they could play Waynestock. Token Girl, like a pistachio macaroon, is the flavor-filled experience you never knew you always wanted.
—Jeremy L. Lessnau